PNC Markers on Individuals

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Roberto Villeros

Dear Kent Police,

From information disclosed in previously published FOI requests, there are various types of 'markers' on PNC relating to individuals, for example 'wanted', 'locate and trace', 'missing' etc.

1. Please disclose a complete list of these 'markers' used by your force, together with descriptions of each type
2. Please disclose all guidelines on the use of each of these markers. This may include internal policies, standard operating procedures, practice directions, etc.
3. For example, when would police officers use a 'locate and trace' marker as opposed to a 'wanted' marker?
4. Please disclose all documents relating to the review and cancellation of markers, including review schedules, criteria to be considered when removing or cancelling a marker, etc. If this would depend on other factors such as seriousness of the offence or time passed, please also disclose this information.
5. How is information on PNC markers shared with foreign authorities or police, eg. via PNC itself or via other systems such as Europol and Interpol?
6. Are there any sets of circumstances that would always result in foreign authorities being notified, e.g. if a foreigner has gone missing or is wanted, would an international alert always be issued regardless of the case's specific circumstances or whether the individual is indeed abroad?
7. For the responses to Q5 and Q6, please also elaborate if Brexit has had an impact on this (e.g. would it be that before Brexit, when a European national was missing or wanted in the UK, all EU countries would be alerted, but currently this is no longer the case)

Yours faithfully,

Roberto Villeros

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Dear Mr Villeros,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI/00477/22

 

Thank you for your request received by Kent Police on 11^th April 2022, I
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PNC Markers on Individuals

 

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